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Environmental friendliness/environmental protection Zermatt/​Breuil-Cervinia/​Valtournenche – Matterhorn

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Environmental friendliness of the ski resort Zermatt/​Breuil-Cervinia/​Valtournenche – Matterhorn

The village of Zermatt is car-free and only accessible by train from Täsch. The local transportation is provided by electric buses and electric taxis. Since 2002, the Zermatt lift company has cooperated with forest rangers, game wardens and biologists to determine protection areas. These areas are blocked off and marked clearly. A broad information campaign calls on local people and guests to protect the wildlife and plant life. On the Klein Matterhorn, all of the energy for heating, cooling and lighting is produced by a photo-voltaic system which has been integrated into the landscape. In Breuil-Cervinia, most of the accommodations are located right at the slopes, so cars stay parked during the holiday.


Begrünerpreis 2013 for their efforts made to plant grass on old slopes and lift routes in order to restore them to their original, natural state.

Public transportation/on-site mobility

  • Train connection
    Zermatt has a direct train station. Since the village is car-free and only accessible with the Matterhorn Gotthard Train, it makes sense to leave your car at home and travel by train. The nearest train station to Breuil-Cervinia is located in Châtillon/Saint-Vincent. Ski buses transport guests to the ski resort.
  • Comprehensive ski bus network
  • Scheduled buses
  • Electric buses and taxis are used in Zermatt.

Car-free city


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